Quevedo stuns Martin, Reyes wins a war!
San Pedro’s Enrique Quevedo (14-6-1, 9 KOs) stunned Chris Martin (27-2-3, 9 KOs) on Saturday night at the Double Tree Hotel in Ontario Ca., earning a unanimous decision victory over the San Diego native after eight rounds. Martin, who had won his last four fights struggled with the tough brawler from the opening bell. Quevedo came out and set the pace, pressured Martin and had him in a defensive shell for most of the night. Martin barely survived round three as he allowed Quevedo to fire off shots at will with nothing in return. Referee Wayne Hedgepeth looked like he was on the verge of stopping the attack just as Martin spun out and jabbed his way out of the round. There was a spark of life in the seventh where Martin finally fired back and began to stand his ground but that didn’t last long. In the final round, a lost Martin looked content with going the distance and even apologized to numerous people inside the ring before the scores of 79-73 were read.In an all-out brawl between battling super bantamweights, Juan Reyes (9-1-2, 1 KO) edged out a unanimous decision over a very tough Daniel Roman (8-1-1, 3 KOs). Roman came out and out-boxed Reyes as he landed the cleaner shots in the opening round but from there on, Reyes simply over-powered and out worked the LA fighter. The two would go toe-to-toe down the stretch and traded vicious combinations as the crowd cheered. Roman would battle back in the final two rounds but in the end, all three judges would have Reyes slightly ahead on the cards with scores of 77-75.
Tijuana’s Carlos Carlson (10-0, 7 KOs) beat a game Guadalupe Barreras (6-2-2, 2 KOs) into submission inside three rounds in a bout scheduled for six. Carlos scored a knockdown in the opening round but Barreras would battle back and survive the round. In the third however, Barreras would find himself on the canvas from a devastating body shot. He would again survive the round despite a follow up flurry and another knockdown. Barreras would finally concede in the fourth after a barrage of shots put him down for the fourth time. The referee would wave it off as Barerras shook his head “no” and made no effort to make it to his feet. Official time was 1:41
San Diego’s Israel Arellano (7-1, 5 KOs) scored a third round KO over a scrappy Mario Hermosillo (12-10-3, 2 KOs) in a bout scheduled for six in the Jr. welterweight division. Hermosillo pressed the action and battered Arellano against the ropes but in round three, Arellano turned the table and battled back. He seemed to find his range and put shots together as Hermosillo laid on the ropes. A body shot would put the Tijuana fighter on the canvas and moments later, referee Lou Moret waved it off as Hermosillo had trouble making it to his feet.
Super middleweights Joshua Conley (7-0-1, 6 KOs) and Juan Carlos Sanchez (5-6-1, 4 KOs) brawled it out for six rounds and earned a split decision draw. Conely got off to an extremely slow start while Sanchez had his foot on the gas from the opening bell. Conely rallied late to earn a score of 58-56. Sanchez’ relentless pressured earned him a 58-56 score but it came down to the deciding judge who saw it even at 57-57.
Unbeaten featherweight Erick Ituarte (6-0-1, 1 KO) dominated Robert Ventura (3-5, 1 KO) over four rounds to get the unanimous decision. The opening round was close but Ituarte quickly found his range and ripped off head-snapping combinations to earn scores of 40-36 all around.